Tuesday morning marked the start of resumed negotiations on the next round of federal aid legislation, and with a December 11 government shutdown looming, it’s unclear whether an agreement will be reached on a new relief package.
By Tuesday afternoon, Mitch McConnell had unveiled a trimmed-down relief package and on Wednesday morning, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters that President Trump will sign McConnell’s new stimulus proposal.
While testifying during a Senate Banking Committee hearing, Mnuchin said, “The president will sign the McConnell proposal that he put forward yesterday. We look forward to making progress on that,” Reuters reported.
During a phone call between Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi– the last call between the two took place in October– Pelosi issued a statement that said additional stimulus